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I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

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smithe

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Post Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:22 pm

I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

I can't remember how I did but it's gone. nothing works now. Not system restore, or programs, etc....
What do I do?
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Post Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:29 pm

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

Windows repair?
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Post Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:45 pm

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

Try this link if you dont have the Disk--->http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/
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smithe

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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:16 pm

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

I tried Windows Repair but it didn't help. It looks like I've deleted the part of the system that plays applications.  :-[
What can I do?
I'll try the site listed but I don't think it'll work. :-[
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:41 pm

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

I have nothing to add about your system 32 issue there bud... other than boot into linux, and suck off the data that you need.  IE, your files, favorites, etc onto a piece of removable media.  Then reinstall winblows and copy back said data.

Just wait till you start playing around in the registry, it is a playground most wonderous and dangerous. :)
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Post Fri May 08, 2009 7:32 pm

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

g00d_4sh wrote:I have nothing to add about your system 32 issue there bud... other than boot into linux, and suck off the data that you need.  IE, your files, favorites, etc onto a piece of removable media.  Then reinstall winblows and copy back said data.

Just wait till you start playing around in the registry, it is a playground most wonderous and dangerous. :)


Actually I think that's how I caused the problem. Now I can't get back into it to fix it manually. Well I'm out of ideas anyway. Vista sucks but I need the extra pc. There must be something I can do. Does it help if you know I've already got all the important info off the lat top i need?
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Post Fri May 08, 2009 10:05 pm

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

If you can find an identical version of Vista on another machine, you can boot back to Linux and copy the SYSTEM32 folder from that machine.
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Post Wed May 13, 2009 9:59 am

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

I would recommend (if possible) to copy your important data on an external hdd, using for example the LiveCD Knoppix, and re-install your system.

Does it help if you know I've already got all the important info off the lat top i need?

Well, where's then the problem? If you have all necessary data you need, why not reinstalling?
If you don't know what you have done in order to cause this problem it will somehow hard to redo the steps in order to make it working again.
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Post Wed May 13, 2009 12:22 pm

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

I've done similar damage to my hd like mucking up the boot sector. I had to reimage the drive. Like g00d said, pull off your important docs and settign (favorites) and rebuild the system from your install disk or recovery disk. Good luck.
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Post Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:42 pm

Re: I deleted system32 on my vista! HELP!!!!

why would you delete the system32 folder?
Its not the fixing that's the hard part, its knowing what needs fixing.

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